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Antecedents of Product Placement Effectiveness Across Cultures

Chan, Fanny Fong Yee, Petrovici, Dan Alex, Lowe, Ben (2016) Antecedents of Product Placement Effectiveness Across Cultures. International Marketing Review, 33 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0265-1335. (doi:10.1108/IMR-07-2014-0249) (KAR id:48059)

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Purpose -- The research contributes to the marketing literature by developing and testing a conceptual model to examine the effects of product placement across a country low in assertiveness and performance orientation (the United Kingdom) and a country high in assertiveness and performance orientation (Hong Kong).

Design/methodology/approach -- A content analysis of brand appearances in high grossing films within the UK and HK was conducted followed by a 2x2 between-subjects experiment (n=572).

Findings -- The results indicate participants exposed to prominent placements have a less positive brand attitude and lower purchase intention towards the placed brand. Likewise, respondents exposed to a less well-known placed brand tend to have a less positive brand attitude and lower purchase intention towards the placed brand. There is evidence of interaction effects with cultural dimensions such as assertiveness and performance orientation within the UK and HK.

Practical implications -- The results suggest that product placements can be optimized through tailored campaigns targeted at markets with known cultural characteristics. With advances in digital technology such practices are becoming more frequent and more feasible.

Originality/value -- This is one of the first studies to explore the effect of culture on perceptions of product placement and the first study to empirically examine the role of prominence and brand awareness, and their interactions with GLOBE values on the effectiveness of product placement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/IMR-07-2014-0249
Uncontrolled keywords: product placement, culture, films, brand awareness, prominence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5415 Marketing
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Benjamin Lowe
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 12:29 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 14:29 UTC
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